LISTEN: Wild Beasts Remix Lady Gaga
, August 23rd, 2011 06:26
Oh-so-smooth quartet turn in an oh-so-smooth version of 'You & I'
Wild Beasts, they of the throat-ripping falsetto and debauched lyricism, have remixed Lady Gaga's new single 'You & I', to subtle effect. Like the undulating grooves of excellent recent album Smother, they've pared away all the edges, leaving a soft wash of a track.
The band's Hayden Thorpe spoke to The Guardian: "The unlikeness of this match was perhaps what compelled us to take it on. Gaga in many ways is the epitome of what we are not. She is the butcher to our butter knife. The essential thrill is always to keep eluding what is expected of us and what we expect of ourselves."